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Clemson sweeps Tech
Cunningham hits team-high .426
September 28, 2007

Box Score Clemson 3, VT 0
 
CLEMSON, S.C. - The Virginia Tech volleyball fell in three-games to Clemson University Friday evening by scores of 30-24, 30-20, 30-26. Sophomore Taylor Parrish led the attack with 11 kills, while junior Kristen Cunningham hit .462 with seven kills.

Senior Jen Albrecht landed 10 kills for the Hokies and freshman Felicia Willoughby hit .412. Sophomore Michelle Lang dished out 39 assists.

Senior Amanda Cloyd collected 13 digs to move into the top-three of the ACC's career dig leaders, while sophomore Jill Gergen dug 10 Tiger attacks.

Meghan Steiner led Clemson with a .667 clip, leading the Tigers to a .366 attack percentage as a team, the highest any opponent has hit against the Hokies this season.

Didem Ege led the defense with 20 digs and Leslie Mansfield collected a double-double with 10 kills and 10 digs. Kelsey Murphy handed out 41 assists.

Clemson took advantage of six Tech service errors in game one, and hit .333 en route to a 30-24 victory. The Tigers jumped out to a 15-9 lead, forcing a Tech timeout. The Hokies cut Clemson's lead to four by 19-15, forcing a Tiger timeout, but couldn't swing the momentum as Clemson maintained a comfortable lead to move ahead 1-0 in the match.

Ege shut down Tech's offense in game two, collecting 10 of the teams 25 digs, while limiting the Hokies to only 13 kills. Ege opened the second frame for the Tigers with back-to-back service aces. Two four-point runs of Clemson's then extended it's lead to 14-6, and another five-point run behind the tough serve of Ege put the Tigers up 19-9, leading Clemson to a 30-20 game two win.

The Hokies came out determined in game three. Sophomore Sarah Muñoz landed an ace to get the game started and Cloyd pushed Tech ahead by 3-1 with another ace. The Hokies held onto the lead throughout the most part of the game, allowing the Tigers to only even the score, before Clemson was able to pull ahead at 19-18 off a kill by Steiner.

Cunningham knotted the score at 19 all with a kill and freshman Amy Wengrenovich landed an ace to put Tech on top 20-19. A Clemson attack error forced a Tiger timeout at 21-19. The Tigers then scored two-straight out of the intermission to bring the score to 21-21, and from there out-scored the Hokies 9-5 for a 30-26 victory.

Tech (7-7, 1-3 ACC) will return to action tomorrow, Sat., Sept. 29, facing the Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Ga. Match time is slated for 8 p.m.
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